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North Island Favorites - 2 Day Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Do Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua, Huka Falls & Taupo in this amazing 2 day tour covering all the main tourist attractions in the central North Island!

Our tours run in small groups, in modern mini-buses that are specially configured to enhance your tour experience. Our tour guides are locals who are passionate about New Zealand and the attractions & activities you’ll visit and do, and they’ll share their stories, facts and commentary to keep you entertained along the way. Drop-down screens in all our tour vehicles add even more to the experience, bringing the guides’ stories to life. While the destinations you’ll visit are truly spectacular, it’s the little details that set our tours apart. Secret stops, surprise wildlife viewings, complimentary water and snacks, USB charging points for your devices and wi-fi access in our tour vehicles are just some of the things you’ll enjoy. Our customer reviews reinforce that it’s not always just the destination that’s special, but the journey, too.

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland to Rotorua

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Huka Falls & Taupo! Join us on this fully guided small group tour to all the top tourist attractions in the North Island. A tour not to be missed for fantastic couple of days away.

Beginning with a pickup from your Auckland accommodation, we travel through the Waikato region, the world's most extensive dairy farming region and the site of numerous historical battles on the way to Waitomo Caves. We make a short stop at a fantastic bakery where you have the option to purchase something yummy for breakfast.

Once in Waitomo you will be guided by a direct descendant of the person that discovered the Waitomo caves over a century ago. Experience beautiful cave formations, stalagmites, stalactites, thousands of glowworms, and finally exit the underworld via a gentle glowworm grotto boat ride.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
After our Waitomo Caves exploration we make our way to Middle Earth and the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. We stop for lunch along the way or at the Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shires Rest - Hobbiton Movie Sets cafe with amazing food. Next we board one of the official big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a 2 hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12-acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide and finish your experience with a complimentary beverage at the famous The Green Dragon Inn.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
We then continue our journey to the famous geothermal wonderland of Rotorua to check into your hotel for the night. Here you can choose to either relax with free time, or join the optional Maori Cultural dinner experience and show at Tamaki Maori Village (additional cost). This is a multi award-winning experience which we highly recommend!

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Rotorua to Auckland

Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rd 3, Rotorua 3073 New Zealand
Day 2 begins with a 9 am pickup from your hotel, allowing you time for breakfast.

Traveling just 20 minutes south, we arrive at Wai-O-Tapu, the geothermal wonderland, ranked by Trip Advisor as one of the most surreal places on Earth. Here you will have a fully guided tour of the geothermal features on offer, including the impressive geothermal activity of Lady Knox geyser, Champagne Lake, Devils Bath, Artists Pallet and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Huka Falls Rd, Taupo, Hinuera New Zealand
Our next stop is the truly mind blowing and powerful Huka Falls, before continuing to New Zealand's largest lake - Lake Taupo.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo Marina New Zealand
After some free time for lunch in Taupo we begin to make our way back to Rotorua and then Auckland, with lots of activities and interesting stories along the way. We then drop you back to your Auckland or Rotorua accommodation to finish the tour.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours’ notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select and stated hotels only)
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport in modern, comfortable minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland


Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Auckland hotel pick up times:
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up and tour. No refunds given for no show passengers.

Group 1:
20 minutes before tour start time.
Sofitel Hotel Auckland.
Group 2:
15 minutes before tour start time.
Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, SO/ Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments.
Group 3:
10 minutes before tour start time
AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.
Group 4:
5 minutes before tour start time
Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, SKYCITY Hotel, SKYCITY Grand Hotel.
Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.
Auckland City Hotel, Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Kiwi International Hotel, Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, YHA Auckland City, VR Hotel.
Ports
Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)

Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 15-20 minutes after the tour start time.

Ports
Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive), Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)



Departure Time
6:00 AM

Duration
2 days

Voucher Info
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